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Matthew Bain's stories - Page 2
Kiwa Digital release free online te reo Māori puzzles
"The aim is to bring the sound and meaning of te reo Māori into everyday classroom and home activities."
Artificial Intelligence / AI
AI system takes some of China's gruelling math exams
An AI built to take on tough math exams managed to get through several papers in only two hours. But did it get good marks?
How education can avoid being the next hacking target
Article from security experts Sedara looking at the unique security threats the education sector's IT face.
League of Legends
Winners announced: NZ's first high school eSports champs
"The greatest honour for me is that we are leaving our mark in the progression of eSports and influencing the communities around us."
You're Invited: Explore cutting edge edtech and pedagogy
Upcoming edtech conference hopes to share insights with the education sector and connect educators with leading tech players.
Opinion: Phonics more important than ever in a digital age
Massey University children's literacy specialist Tom Nicholson discusses how spelling is even more relevant in a digital age than ever before.
Web petition wants students to become informed voters
Could lowering the voting age and giving young people political skills make an impact on youth voting? Could be a great class discussion.
NZ’s slow technology uptake could affect education
“If we, New Zealand, became early adopters as well as empowered our young people to work at crafting technology to solve every-day problems."
Ministry of Education
Budget 2017 supports more te reo digital resources
"This funding will accelerate the design and delivery of localised curriculum resources to support te reo Māori for Ākonga, kaiako and Kāhui Ako."
New partnership gives educators more ICT procurement options
Acer and Cyclone forge new partnership to pass on savings and a wider range of ICT procurement options to New Zealand Schools.
Google launches gamified digital citizenship programme
"Be Internet Awesome provides materials educators and parents can use to help students learn about online safety in a fun and engaging way."
You're invited: Live-stream to help hack your classrooms
Upcoming worldwide live-stream is offering educators the chance to be inspired to incorporate technology into their classrooms.
e-Learning provider launches new experience driven platform
"Learning experience is just as important. For that reason, we decided to build a world-class immersive learning experience, not just content."
Schools invited to save the environment with digital tech
"Inspiring Tomorrow aims to recognise the organisations that are making a positive impact in our own backyard and help support [them]."
Technology in the Classroom
Browser-based studio is music to Kiwi teachers' ears
"Soundtrap is the only collaborative, real-time solution we’ve found that works for the modern teenager in schools."
Kura takes on solving global issues with 3D printing
"The challenge combined creating a traditional board game with a new technology to help the students start thinking in a more future-focused way."
Robots can be programmed in the playground with Swift
"More than 1 million kids and adults from around the world are already using Swift Playgrounds to learn the fundamentals of coding."
League of Legends
Tournament getting eSports into NZ schools preps round 2
"We’ve had lots of feedback from teachers and players that this is providing students a good opportunity to represent their schools."
Initiative gets more Kiwis pursuing engineering educations
"Engineers help build the infrastructure that makes up our modern world. New Zealand needs more engineers to meet the growing demand."
Are digital devices impacting tertiary students' eyesight?
"One of the most noticeable differences [...] was the heavy daily use of digital devices such as mobile phones which was up to 12 hours per day."
Government invests in financial literacy education
"Financial literacy is so important for our young people and this funding will set them up for a brighter future."
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
Technology in schools
Tairua School builds problem-solving skills with TaiTECH
"The possibilities are almost limitless and we are very excited to see how this programme develops and evolves over the coming months."
University brings robots to show and tell at Fieldays
"Robots never sleep, and this makes them ideal workers. They’ll do the menial work humans should no longer be expected to do."